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MU3015: COMPOSITION 3 (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course will build on knowledge and techiques studied and assimilated in earlier composition modules in order to create substantial, original new creations. Students will be required to assimilate new techniques and work them into their own emerging musical language for the assessment procedures. Students will be required to regularly critique existing works using these techniques and this will form part of the formative assessments.​

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Phillip Cooke

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Bachelor of Music or Bachelor Of Music With Honours (Community Music) or Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities) or Bachelor of Music with Honours (Education)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This two semester course will carry on the compositional trajectory begun in the first year with 'Introduction to Contemporary Composition' and build on the developments espoused in Composition I & II in the second year. It will look at key works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and look in detail at the techniques used. Students will be required to assimilate these techniques and work them into their own emerging musical language for the assessment procedures. Students will be required to regularly critique existing works using these techniques and this will form part of the formative assessments. Key works may include some of the following: Variations for Orchestra (Schoenberg); Quartet for the End of Time (Messiaen); String Quartet No. 2 (Carter); String Quartet (Lutosławski); Image, Reflection, Shadow (Maxwell Davies); Three Pieces in Old Style (Górecki) and Kiss on Wood (MacMillan).

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • Composing a work utilising techniques from the first semester (50%)
  • Composing a work utilising techniques from the second semester (50%)
Resit
  • Resubmission of any composition(s) that failed (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Oral feedback on work in composition lectures and tutorials. Written feedback on portfolio. Constant feedback on listening on a weekly basis. Students can obtain face to face feedback on compositions from course-coordinator during Office Hours.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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